The more intelligent scoffers realized that this was a message, which, in the unlikely event of its being true, would lead to the subversion of all religion.  For it claimed that God was to be found, not in the lofty speculations of philosophers or the esoteric rituals taking place in the countless religious temples that dotted the empire, but rather among those forgotten victims of crucifixion.

Vinoth Ramachandra, Faiths in Conflict?

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